• Administration’s Topline for Defense Could Rise to $750B following White House Meeting

    Administration’s Topline for Defense Could Rise to $750B following White House Meeting0

    President Trump has directed the Pentagon to submit a $750 billion draft budget proposal for fiscal 2020 in a reversal from October when he announced DOD’s request would be cut by almost 5 percent from existing plans to ask for $733 billion. The abrupt change follows a meeting at the White House last week with

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  • Trump Taps Milley for Next Joint Chiefs Chairman

    Trump Taps Milley for Next Joint Chiefs Chairman0

    In a tweet over the weekend, President Trump said he would nominate Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley as the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. If confirmed, Milley would succeed Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, who has served in the position since September 2015. Despite Trump’s early announcement, Dunford is expected

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  • Rep. Granger Tapped for Top GOP Slot on House Appropriations

    Rep. Granger Tapped for Top GOP Slot on House Appropriations0

    Texas Rep. Kay Granger is set to become the House Republicans’ top appropriator in the 116th Congress after the GOP Steering Committee selected her Thursday. The House GOP Conference still needs to ratify the decision today. Granger has served as chairwoman of the defense appropriations subcommittee since 2017, creating a vacancy for a Republican to

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